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Post #602706
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1:22 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Hello first...
and yeah, I am looking for some shoujos. The thing is, I could never really get into shoujo mangas (though I did read some but they werent that great that I'd remember their names) but now I want to try some shoujos again and give them a chance. Maybe I find a new passion for shoujos...

So what I am looking for:
- NO love triangles/quads/polygon (I dont want jealousy, depression or anything like that. This is absolutly a must)
- no drama, tragic stuff. At least not too noticeable (like "I am so hurt from my tragic past, I can never love again"; "No, you are wrong, I am gonna teach you how to love again...")
- a cute, happy, feel-good romance
- boyxgirl or manxwoman, so age doesnt matter. If there is an agegap then it shouldnt be to extreme (like "I could be your young father/mother")
- likeable (at least normal) character (no jerks, (former) playboys, mr. perfects/prince etc...), the best character would be hardworking, honest and straight-forward
- no forbidden love (temporary forbidden love is ok, for example: teacher-student. After student graduates it isnt forbidden anymore. But if its only temporary then the part where they get together should still be part of the manga and not "open end" like "I am always gonna wait for you to grow up" and stuff. But no absolute forbidden love like brother-sister incest (except if there is a twist like one of them is adopted...)
- happy,conclusive end as a couple (if its completed)
- not too long (maybe at max 4 volumes...)

I know its a lot and pretty specific (dont wether there are lot of shoujos which fit). Since I only try to start with shoujo mangas, I thought I should be "stricter" and look for things which would suit my taste more. But the suggestions dont have to fit all points, the only thing important is NO (dramatic) love triangles/quads/polygon. Anyway...

Thanks for your time and suggestions biggrin

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1:43 pm, Jun 9 2013
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How about these:
Don't Cry, Girl >> this is a bit quirky but funny in its way. There's age gap, but not too extreme (about 10 years I guess, is that okay?)
Chizumi & Fujiomi >> old school shoujo, the female lead is crybaby but I think she's not as annoying as other lead in many shoujo series... many works of this mangaka have cute, happy romance. Maybe you can check out her other series, like Hoshi no Harmony, Onnanoko wa Yoyuu!, and Miriam.
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1:43 pm, Jun 9 2013
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High Spec Lovers, It fits all your requirements, but it's an oneshot....

My Hero!, it started with female lead liking someone else, however, that guy(yet?) did not really play a part in their romance through. A nice and enjoyable manga!

Horimiya, there is a guy who like the female lead through... However his presence is highly neglectable...

14-sai no Koi, one of the minor character seems to have a relationship with his teacher through...

It's hard to meet all the requirements but these are close to what you want, i think! confused

Post #602714 - Reply to (#602712) by Linnoit
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Quote from Linnoit
High Spec Lovers, It fits all your requirements, but it's an oneshot....

My Hero!, it started with female lead liking someone else, however, that guy(yet?) did not really play a part in their romance through. A nice and enjoyable manga!

Horimiya, there is a guy who like the female lead through... ...

S/he asks for shoujo... except My Hero, others are shounen and josei...

Throw in some more:
Seishun Kouryakuhon
My Mother and the Game-Room Guest>> manhwa, I hope you don't mind

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2:23 pm, Jun 9 2013
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@p3pelepe from the summary Don't Cry, Girl looks good, the story sounds interesting, So am gonna try this one some time. About the others, I am not really fond of old stuff, cause I just cant put up with the art. But thanks for the suggestions.

Oh, didnt saw at first that the third reply was also you... well, I am a guy, anyway...
I'll definitly try My Mother and the Game-Room Guest, it sounds cool.
About Seishun Kouryakuhon, there are 2 guys on the cover and I cant really see much from the summary.
And again thanks for the suggestions.

@Linnoit like p3pelepe said... Anyway I already did read High Spec Lovers and Horimiya and I like both. 14-sai no Koi, maybe gonna try it even though its not shoujo. And My Hero!, the guy sounds like a great guy and if the original love interest wont appear in the last few chapters I am gonna read it as well. So thanks for that.

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Post #602724 - Reply to (#602706) by Jidan
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Quote from Jidan
- NO love triangle

Impossible, simply impossible.

(Unless of course, it's a one-shot.)

(Although, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun invokes these cliches almost as if on accident, in a very original, natural, and nonchalant manner. I love the guy on the wrong end of the love triangle yet can't fault any of the other character for it.)

(Yeah, if I were you I wouldn't believe me either.)

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3:03 pm, Jun 9 2013
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You might want to try...
although i can't guarantee they don't have at least one or two of your dislikes..

Beauty Pop
-quite sure on this one..

Penguin Kakumei
-watch out for: Love Triangle. though I think it doesn't even count as one.

Merupuri
-I'm not sure if there really is a Love Polygon on this. I didnt feel like it..

SA
-Hmm..

Hanada
-it's a fun read biggrin

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3:41 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Dengeki Daisy de Kyousuke Motomi

From Far Away (Kanata Kara) de Kyoko Hikawa

W Juliet de Emura

V.B. Rose de Banri Hidaka


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6:59 pm, Jun 9 2013
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@yamaken-dono well, I thought so, but still I'd hope that they are at least some nice reads suited for me out there. I dont really mind if they are oneshots, cause sometimes I enjoy reading oneshots more than the seralized version of the manga. I remember reading a shoujo oneshot about a cat (named peace or so), which helped getting two childfriend friends closer together again. It was really cute and nice to read. I enjoyed this one. Anyway, I am getting off topic, about Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, I think Ive already read it once but couldnt get into it (at least the descrption sounds really really familiar). Thanks anyway.

@justine_panda I dont really mind if the suggestion dont entirely fit my first post, the only thing I really dont want is a (dramatic) love triangle/polygon/harem... etc. The rest is just a little plus.
About your suggestions, I am gonna try Merupuri and Hanada, they sound intererting. Thank you for those.

@ruiri I once tried Dengeki Daisy but didnt really liked it much and the other suggestion are a little bit too old for me, I cant really come to like the art. But thanks for the try.

PS. Ive finished Don't Cry, Girl and My Hero! and I like both. Dont cry girl was really funny but unfortunately "no real story" still grweat though. My Hero!'s guy is really nice, I liked him but hope it wont turn into an unecessary love triangle for the last 2 chapters cry
So again thank you to p3pelepe and Linnoit for those suggestions.

Post #602788
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8:05 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Well, I could help you out there, I'll only name a few, but if you want, you can always check my completed list or reading list, got like hundreds there

NG Life My absolute favorite

kanata kara Words can't express how much I love this manga!!

Kieli It's a tad bit dark, but I'm sure you can handle it and plus you wont regret it!

Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura Also one of my favs, it was just so sweet without love triangles or major drama.

Sarashi Asobi Someone recommended this for me, and I've never regretted reading this.

24 Colors So adorable

Beauty Pop I Iove this

Hana ni Arashi smile

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8:47 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Akai Michi
Bokura no Himitsu o Kyouyuu Shiyou ka
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Ookamidomo no Shitsukekata
Plastic Girl
Vahlia no Hanamuko

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8:56 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Warau Kanoko-sama (If you enjoy it then read the sequel Koi Dano Ai Dano)
eensy-weensy Monster No triangle... just simple romance...
Shinigami Hime no Saikon
Keppeki Shounen Kanzen Soubi There is sorta a love triangle.. but no drama from it its weird and funny.. (same artist as Sarashi Asobi)
Nukoduke! a shoujo with no romance... no drama... only cute fluffy... XD try it.. only if you can handle cute, cute and more cute
Kaichou-kun no Shimobe
Sailor Fuku ni Onegai! there was no love shape... that i can remember... so shoujo drama.. but all part of the story
Hanatsuki Hime
Ibara no Okite ch 2 is debatable as a triangle.. but still I don't think it was...
Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen I liked the ending...

Post #602803
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9:40 pm, Jun 9 2013
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Here's some shoujos I liked. And I'm a guy and I like cute and fluffy romances ^^

Tokage Ouji cute fairy tale
Oz no Kakashi Tsukai fantasy
Fushigi no Maria-kun
Boku no Tsukuru Sekai I also highly highly recommend all other works of Kazama Ayami but they're shounen/seinen
Dogimagi! oneshot
Con Con x Honey
Teru Teru x Shounen theoretically there's a love triangle but it's not taken seriously so there's no drama about it

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9:50 pm, Jun 9 2013
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If you don't mind older drawing styles, Alpine Rose is a very cute romance (no love triangle and no tragedies). It's set in pre-WW2 Switzerland and Austria, but the story focuses mainly on the lead couple and their families.

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9:54 pm, Jun 9 2013
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There aren't many fitting Shoujo series, but I'm confident that the following ones will match all of your criteria:

Orange Chocolate by YAMADA Nanpei
Follow the everyday life of two childhood friends as they try to deal with involuntary body swaps from time to time. The main couple-to-be is so close from the very beginning that you won't mind waiting for them to become a couple officially.

Keishichou Tokuhanka 007 by KAJI Eiri
Episodic "crime" stories revolving around a pair of special investigators. I put the criminalistic part in quotation marks because the series mostly constists of the partners' displays of affection. There might be an action scene now and then but they seem to come second. Snuggling investigators come first.

Issho ni Neyou yo by TAKAO Shigeru
This series diverges a bit from the rest. The characters are nice and quirky and even though they all carry unhappy past experiences in their hearts, they never lose this bright fluff called optimism. The main couple-to-be is very cute.


I second Fushigi no Maria-kun by SHIINA Dai.
Another pair of childhood friends. This time it's about a pureblood vampire and his beloved tomboy with superhuman strength. Don't worry, this "vampire romance" belongs to the absolutely adorable kind. The slightly slow couple is so sweet you might want to make an appointment at the dentist's right away.

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